17 acts performed on X Factor U.S.A. last night, and - unfortunately - almost all of them underwhelmed! Except these four!
We're gonna call it now!
THESE will be the top 4 finalists on U.S. X Factor this season!
Our favorite two acts were 14 year old rapper Astro and country pop girl group Lakoda Rayne (both above)!
Why are those two our favorites?
Because they've got the whole package! They've got that special "X" factor! AND, very important to us, we think they can then go on and be competitive! They'd work in the landscape of current music! We think they'd sell records, sell tickets to shows and could get real radio play!
They'd be RELEVANT!
Astro has got mad skills! And he's only 14! The rapper showed no signs of nerves as we was the first act up to perform last night! His performance was that of a pro beyond his years! He totally killed it with Jump! And we think this Brooklyn boy can appeal to a very wide demographic!
He's got it going on!
Tied for our favorite act of the evening was Lakoda Rayne, who not only harmonized beautifully and sounded amazing, but they already looked the part of superstars! WOW! Like four Carrie Underwoods! It's hard to believe they've only known each other a few months and were put together by the show at X Factor boot camp! Their performance of Come On, Eileen was flawless!
We see them being very successful in the country world and possibly/hopefully crossing over to pop too!
Even though Astro and Lakoda Rayne were our two favorites, that doesn't mean one of them will win the show. X Factor is still a TV program and there's lots of other variables at play!
The two other contenders we think could win and will make the top four are Drew Ryniewicz and Melanie Amaro.
Drew gave a beautiful performance of What A Feeling. It's a hard song to sing for a 14-year-old and especially with that slowed down arrangement, but she brought warmth and nuance to her interpretation!
She will do quite well on the show! We're just not sure how well she will do AFTER the show.
And as for Melanie, she gave a very solid performance last night - even though she hit a couple of really bad notes. It was a redemption story, as she had been voted off but Simon brought her back - and we and he are glad they gave her another chance!
Melanie clearly has a GREAT voice, but we weren't sure she was a star! She did a very good job at convincing us she could be last night! An audience favorite, she will do very well in the show!
And those are our top 4!
Do U agree?????